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romney both campaigning in the swing states, but let's hear how their surrogates did on sunday talk shows, next. >> keep it here, you are watching 9news now. >>> here's a quick look at some of the things closed on there columbus day holiday. dc parking is free, no meter enforcement, trash and recycling, resumes tomorrow. >> schools and libraries are also closed today. join us and send your message of support to our wounded warriors at uso.org. the uso. until every one comes home. >>> back. we are following breaking news out of silver spring maryland. there has been a police involved shooting. montgomery county police responded to a home of a man who is making threats. >> kristen fisher joins us live from the scene with the very latest. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. it is a very active crime subpoena as montgomery county police continue to investigate what happened at the same time as the suspect as a suspect who was shot by police is fighting for his life. this investigation is continuing. you can see exactly what is happening. i just got off the phone with captain paul
four weeks away and the presidential race is tighter than ever. >> both m.i.t. romney and the -- mitt romney and the president will be campaigning in ohio. many believe that battleground state could make or break either candidate. tara mergener has more. >> reporter: president obama is urging supporters to get almost obsessive about his reelection. >> so i need you in this election. the next 29 days. we cannot afford to be complacent. >> reporter: the president wrapped up a california fund raising blitz in san francisco. he asked donors to send e-mails and make phone calls to people in swing states who will decide the election. >> but we have to understand we've got a lot more to do and if we don't do it, then change won't happen. >> reporter: republican nominee mitt romney heads to middle america today for more campaign rallies. last week's debate reenergized his campaign and now he has the numbers to prove it. in a research center poll last month, romney trailed president obama by eight points. 51% to 43%. but a new poll taken after the presidential debate last week shows him ahead
don't think we can afford four more years like the last four years. >> reporter: both romney and president obama will campaign in ohio today, a key battleground state that many believe could make or break victory for either candidate. and there are 18 electoral votes up for grabs in ohio. early voting is already under way. >> here we go. tara, thank you so much. >>> controlling the deficit is one of the key issues of campaign 2012. this week, a group of bipartisan senators is meeting in virginia to try to keep the nation from falling off the so called fiscal cliff. the group of eight senators, four republicans and four democrats, is expected to meet for three days to try and reach a deficit reduction proposal that's acceptable to congress and the president. the fiscal cliff refers to budget control measures scheduled to take effect at year's end, including tax increases and spending cuts. >>> today attack now on the u.s. consulate in libya. one of the men responsible for u.s. diplomats in libya said he knew there were security issues there long before the deadly attack in ben
the vice president won. 31% sided for ryan and 19% called it a tie. not surprisingly both sides claimed victory. mitt romney's campaign said biden seemed off balance and strange. the president's team said the debate exposed the risk of electing a romney/ryan ticket. the candidate also disagreed over foreign policy. congressman ryan pointing to the death of four americans in libya as the administration weakness on abroad while biden said romney's campaign talks first before they know what the facts are. back to you. >>> that cbs news poll found the overall impressions of both vice presidential candidate improved after the debate. 55% of those asked if bid inis somebody they can relate to. 48% for ryan. 74% also say that about ryan about being knowledgeable and 85 for biden. >>> cbsnews.com senior political reporter breaks down last night's faceoff. >> reporter: joe biden came out very aggressive in this debate and maintained that tone throughout. to republicans he was rude. they were using the word unhinged, complaining about his smirking. for democrats it's exactly what they wanted to s
with visits from both presidential candidates today. mitt romney set to attend a rally tonight. that is after spending the morning over in iowa. about a half hour ago, president obama finished speaking with students at ohio state. today is the last day for ohio residents to register to vote. and battleground, virginia, will play host to governor romney this friday. that's when he is scheduled to be back in the commonwealth this time in richmond. right now, michelle obama wrapped up a rally in leesburg. ken is live with the first lady. ken. >> reporter: derek, if you can hear me okay, this just wrapped up. let me see if we can zoom in here. see what is left of this rally. michelle obama greeting some supporters. they chose loudoun county, the barack obama campaign focusing on what they are calling a grass rootings movement to try and get people to register to vote before october 15. of course that is less than a week away from now. this is the last final push to try and win what many folks have considered a battleground state in this election. throughout this event here, michelle obama spokab
them, i think they're making a mistake. this is about governor romney and president obama. i think they'll both focus on thatch. >> reporter: it's a dual challenge. steal the stage for tonight and set the stage for their running mates for the rest of the campaign. >> when the debate starts at 9:00 tonight, tune into wusa9 to hear what the candidates have to say. at the same time join us online at www.wusa9.com to read what usa today reporters are saying about the debate in a live blog. you can take part in our conversation with us through facebook and twitter. at 11:00 i'll be here to fact check the debate with the usa today political team. it's going to be a long night, an exciting night full of information. we'll watch it all the way through. derek, for now back to you in the studio. >>> right now one of the presidential candidates making his case to voters in north carolina. it's mitt romney who is holding the rally in asheville all set to be joined by congressman john boehner. former arkansas governor mike huckabee and country singer ronny millsap are also scheduled. the republican
experimental. in campaign 2012 to you both president obama and mitt romney are preparing for tuesday's second presidential debate. no fund-raisers, no major appearance, mostly studying. while that takes place republicans continue hammering the president on the administration's handling of the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. jan crawford is in washington and has more on that. >> reporter: to say that the stakes are high in tuesday's town hall debate could be an understatement. the president's performance in that first debate was widely criticized. romney surged in the polls and he now holds a slight lead over the president. under pressure to turn it around mr. obama will have to defend his response to last month's attack in bengal-- benghazi which killed four americans including u.s. ambassador chris stevens. the administration is under increasing criticism for initially refusing to call the attacks terrorism. in an exchange with bob schieffer on face the nation senator lindsey graham a senior member of the senate arms services committee was harsh. >> i think they have been misleading u
if necessary compared with 49% for ryan. not surprisingly, both sides claimed victory. mitt romney's campaign said biden seemed off balanced and strange. the president's team said the debate exposed the risks of electing a romney-ryan ticket. the next presidential debate is tuesday. randall pinkston, cbs news, danville, kentucky. >> if you plan in voting in maryland, d.c. or virginia in the upcoming november election and you haven't registered to vote, you only have a few days left. in virginia you have till monday. maryland tuesday is the last day to register. d.c. it's friday, october 19 and you have to do it in person in d.c. for more on voter registration, go to wusa9.com and look under campaign 2012. >>> another d.c. lawmaker is being accused of ethics violations. it's all related to a bad real estate deal. the washington metropolitan area authority said jim graham allegedly said he would support a project if the developer agreed to pull out of a metro development project on 7th and florida avenue. graham was a sitting board member at the time. the allegations come after a four-month lon
. >> what does paul ryan need to do to keep the momentum going that mitt romney accelerated last week? >> both these candidates are really smart guys that know washington, know how buckets work. -- budgets work. that's what paul ryan's specialty is. he has to show his expertise. this is a great opportunity for him to introduce himself to the american people again and to show take he's somebody that we can credibly believe is one heart beat away frbing president -- from being president. >> we don't vote for vice president. we do vote for them but you know what i'm saying. that's not why you go to the polls and elect the top of the ticket. does the debate really mean that much in the long run? >> typically these debates are memorable for gaffes and faults. >> joe biden has provided us many. >> but he's a great debater. he was fantastic four years ago and walk add fine line against a candidate that was considered to be a lightweight. so he had to show that he was one, a heavy which he was but not crush her. he did both of those things. he backed up the president's positions. it was a lit
a spirited vice presidential debate, both candidates were back on the campaign trail today. paul ryan stopped for breakfast with his family before teaming up with mitt romney in ohio. romney used an earlier virginia rally to praise his running mate's performance. >> there was one person on stage last night who was thoughtful and respectful, steady and poised. >> in the meantime, the obama campaign says vice president biden walked away with the win. but today the white house has to defend his answer about the deadly attack in libya. biden said they were told more security was wanted at that consulate. but earlier this week, former security officials testified they had asked for more manpower. >> matters of security personnel are appropriately discussed and decided upon at the state department by those responsible for it. >> libya is among the issues that both presidential candidates are going to discuss on tuesday. president obama will spend the next few days in williamsburg, virginia preparing for next week's debate. romney planned a campaign stop in ohio on saturday. if you're going to plan
. but this one could be different. there is pressure on both men, congressman ryan to keep mitt romney's momentum going, and vice president biden to stop that momentum. the moderator tonight is martha raddatz, and for this debate the candidates will be seated at the table. >> good evening, and welcome to the first and only vice presidential debate of 2012s sponsored by the commission on presidential debates. i'm martha raddatz of abc news, and i am honored to moderate this debate between two moan who have dedicated much of their lives to public service. tonight's debate is divided between domestic and foreign policy issues. and i'm going to move back and forth between foreign and domestic since that is what a vice president or president would have to do. we will have nine different segments. at the beginning of each segment, i will ask both candidates a question, and they will each have two minutes to answer. then i will encourage a discussion between the candidates with follow-up questions. by coin toss, it has been determined that vice president biden will be first to answer the opening questio
, with romney gaining ground and leading in some polls he was trailing a week ago. both were out this evening. gary nurenberg is here with both. >> reporter: they were both in the key swing state of ohio this evening and the numbers are different than a week ago, different than before the debate. the election is four weeks from today. >> four more weeks. four more weeks. >> reporter: mitt romney was upbeat in the tuesday evening rally in ohio and with good reason shall. since last week's debate and his widely perceived win, new polls have moved his way. he's 49 and obama 47 in the polls. in ohio, 48/47, romney. a new cnn poll has obama ahead. all those polls within the margin of error is close. romney's family reportedly won a fight with campaign handlers leading to a candidate telling more personal stories this week. tuesday night he spoke of inadvertently crashing a party and meeting a former navy seal. >> i just learned a few days ago that he was one of the two former navy seals killed in ben ghazi and it broke my heart. >> we've got some work to do. we've got an election to win. >> report
both sides claimed victory. mitt romney's campaign said biden seemed off balance and strange. the president's team said the debate exposed the risks of electing a romney-ryan ticket. the next presidential debate is tuesday. randall pinkston, cbs news, danville, kentucky. >>> ray locker is washington enterprise editor at "u.s.a. today." channel 9's sister publications. ray, you're part of the fact checking team we heard in randall's package there, the vice president saying not a single thing that congressman ryan said was accurate. he was talking about one thing. but were there egregious claims made by either candidate last night? >> i wouldn't necessarily say egregious. i would say obviously both candidates made some factual errors when talking about, say, the number of people who might lose health insurance under obama care. congressman ryan said 20 million. it's a high end estimate. i don't think anybody really thinks that's going to happen. vice president biden mentioned some things about what the cost of the ryan medicare plan would be, $6400 to an average family. that's
. both men campaigned in ohio tuesday. jan crawford is covering the romney campaign in akron. good morning, jan. >> reporter: good morning, anthony, norah. this is a state that romney really needs to win. he's spending four days here this week. we were at a rally here in northeast ohio last night. there were about 10,000 people there and they took the president's re-election chance and turned it on him. >> i've been watching some of president obama's rallies and they chant four more years, four more years and today there are 28 days before the election. i think the right chant ought to be for them is four more weeks. four more weeks. >> reporter: romney argued the president to detract from his failed record is focusing on the small things and instead of focusing on jobs and the economy an example of a small thing a big bird. >> he's focused on saving big bird is kind of a strange thing in my view because you see i'm focused on helping the american people get good jobs and brighter prospects. >> reporter: across the state in columbus, president obama was talking about big bird, high
's an improvement for romney who was falling well behind in ohio until last week's debate. both candidates were in ohio today where this is the last day to register to vote. our campaign 2012 correspondents reason there, too, and we'll go to nancy cordes with the obama campaign. >> reporter: scott, ohio is the grand prize for the obama campaign. they have 120 field offices here, the president has held 17 rallies in this state, more than any other state, but in the debate last week he failed to mention some major issues that are very important to ohio voters, like that auto bailout or shipping jobs overseas. that's a mistake he did not make today here in columbus. >> when you think about ohio, when governor romney said that we should let the auto industry go bankrupt we said no, we're not going to take your advice. (boos) don't boo, vote. (cheers and applause) and we reinvented a dying auto stay supports one in eight ohio jobs and has come roaring back to the top of the world. (cheers and applause) >> reporter: on deficit reduction, the president accused romney of salesmanship, not leadership, p
was a candidate. that immediatelying changed his position on iran and engagement with iran. governor romney is taking advantage politically but there's no bright lines. >> who are mitt romney's senior foreign policy advisers. we both covered the campaign of george w. bush when he was running early on projected he would have colin powell as secretary of state. he was flanked by henry kissinger and condoleezza rice and others to make him look like he was a foreign policy expert. >> on one hand you have john bolton who is a neo-conservative, considered very hard line. you have robert zoellick, a more realist. condoleezza rice has been advising kbofr romney and getting advice from george schultz. so that backs up the point that he's got a lot of people advising him on foreign policy and so he can be in either one of those camps if you were to look at his advisers. >> john dickerson, thank you. the former top security official for the u.s. ambassador to libya is testifying to congress this week. sharyl attkisson spoke with him on sunday. she's in washington with an interview you'll see only on c
romney has a place in new hampshire, he's done extensive town hall meetings in new hampshire. both have experience of doing a town hall. it's a matter of who is better prepared. >> speaking of that preparation, brett, how much is substance versus town hall setting. you might being walking around the change. is that choreographed in advance? >> we think a lot about how you're going present yourself on a stage so stage presence is certainly a part of it. you want to make sure you're prepared with the substance and a strategy to execute and finally you have to be mentally prepared. that's the most important dimension of it. the president probably wasn't as mentally prepared as he should have been last week. >> the challenge now is for the president to try to make a come back in this second debate. both of you suggest it's dangerous to get overly aggressive in this format. how does the president hope to score points here. >> maybe he would need to acknowledge his poor performance in the first debate. try to joke his way through that and then, you know, just again use this opportunity to rea
industrial supplier. he wants smaller government and is voting for mitt romney. >> i think that is the central question in this election. what is the size, the role, and the scope of government and what is its cost? >> both candidates will be looking for more supporters in this state right up to election day. susan, cbs news, columbus, ohio. >> but don't worry, soon enough the candidates will be back in virginia as well. >>> there's a new report that says pro and antigambling forces are spent more money on their ad campaign that was spent on the entire maryland governor's race. voters will go to the polls in november to decide whether or not they want to expand gambling in the free state. the baltimore sun reports, more than $35 million has been spent so far on that issue alone and that is more money in the total outlay of the martin o'malley, robert ehrlich campaigns in 2006. penn national is fighting a proposal to develop a casino at prince georges county. >>> more problems tonight for the former d.c. council chair, kwame brown. kwame, or should i say, mr. brown has bee
don't want to miss that. it's going to be very nice. >>> in campaign 2012 both presidential candidates are vying for voters in the battleground states today. meanwhile their running mates are preparing for the big vice presidential debate. >> reporter: mitt romney teamed up with new jersey governor chris christie on the campaign trail in ohio. >> we just got to get government the hell out of the way and let you suck see. >> reporter: the romney campaign showing crist -- suck searched. >> reporter: the romney campaign is hoping christie's bold style will help him. if romney loses ohio, he will have to win almost every other swing state to get into the white house. romney has been gaining ground in the polls since his first debate against president obama. the president spent tuesday in ohio and critiqued his debate performance in a radio interview saying, "i think it's fair to say i was just too polite. ". >> when we were on stage governor romney decided instead of changing his plan it just didn't exist. what $5 trillion tax cut? >> reporter: the vice presidential candidates are the
. >> reporter: on "face the nation" today there was no shortage of debate advice for both men. >> i think paul ryan has to address some specific questions about his budget plan but he also has to make it clear that it's his budget plan, mitt romney's plan is the one that will be implemented in the white house. >> biden has to be aggressive in this debate. that's not an easy thing to calibrate. you can go overboard and he's opposing a young, earnest guy that's a boy scout. >> reporter: many democrats believe that the president's poor showing of last week won't really change the trajectory of this race unless, of course, the vice president is also perceived to lose his debate. that they fear could be a real problem. bill plante, cbs news, the white house. >>> politics overseas. hugo chavez has been re-athleticed. he won his third six year term following a bitter campaign. chavez spent billions of dollars from oil revenue on anti-poverty programs while attacking the west particularly the united states. chavez has been treated for cancer since 2011. to weather. first significant sign winter is aro
. >> reporter: both candidates headed back to the campaign trail. >> reporter: congressman, how you feeling about last night? >> i feel great. >> reporter: paul ryan stopped for breakfast with his family before teaming up with mitt romney in ohio. romney used an earlier virginia rally to praise his running mate's debate performance. >> there was one person on stage last night who was thoughtful and respectful, steady and poised. >> reporter: the obama campaign said the vice president walked away with the win, but friday the white house had to defend his answer about the deadly attack in benghazi, libya. >> we weren't told they wanted more security. >> reporter: former security officials testified this week that they had asked for more manpower. >> he's doubling down on denial and we need to understand exactly what happened. >> reporter: white house officials defended the vice president. >> matters of security personnel are appropriately discussed and decided upon at the state department by those responsible for it. >> reporter: libya is among the issues that both presidentialed cans ar
the last debate led to all sorts of big bird -- what paul ryan and what mitt romney said during the campaign is, when president reagan sat down, it was democratic leadership, everything is on the table. hit's get it done. we both know that, because we've both been there. we've both been part of compromises. >> when you heard him refuse to give any specifics without a win for the democrats. >> i think it's going to be a win for those people who really take it seriously. the fact is, it doesn't add up. you can't give a 0% tax cut for everybody, reduce the top tax rate from 5 to 28%, and then make it all work out. it doesn't -- it doesn't work out. you've got to specify what deductions you're beginning take away. you're going to take away mortgage interest? then we're talking. then we can have something to talk about. but just to say i'm going to cut your taxes and balance it out so it doesn't increase the deficit. >> he controlled the congress. he had every card in the deck for two years, didn't do anything. he's got no plans. >> well, of course,. but you need 60 votes, and you kn
the headlines for this sunday morning the 14th of october, 2012. both president obama and his republican opponent mitt romney are spending the day preparing for tuesday night's debate on long island. romney is at his boston area home. mr. obama is at a resort in williams burg, virginia. millions of voters have already cast their ballots in the presidential race by voting early. the group human rights watch says syrian activists have posted videos online which provide evidence that government troops are using cluster bombs against the rebels. cluster bomb are banned by most countries because of the danger to civilians. the navy reports two of its ships collide off the east coast yesterday. no injuries were reported. the collision of an aegis cruiser, the san jacinto and a submarine the montpelier during what officials called routine training. after a night of slow but steady progress through los angeles streets the space shuttle endeavor is just about in position to launch the next chapter of its life. endeavor will be on display at the california science museum. in new mexico felix baumg
against his budget. to say romney has to be the bigger standard than obama. >> obama put up a plan. >> we have to end this here. you certainly make tonight more interesting. >> absolutely. the debate continues. nice to see both of you. >>> and we want to go now to an update i should say of that girl whose become a hero around the world. this 14-year-old girl shot by the pakistani taliban for speaking out against them. a source inside pakistan's intelligence community tells that two people including an important suspect are now in custody. the source would not say if either of them is the gunman. elizabeth palmer is reporting from islamabad. >> reporter: malala yousufzai is still unconscious, she's on a ventilator in a military hospital near islamabad. but a family friend scribes a brain scan is offering a ray of hope. a single bullet entered her head but only grazed her brain and lodged in her chest cavity. doctors did surgery to relieve the appreciate. the next 36 hours are critical to her survival and well being. all of pakistan is outraged at this act of violence. there's been vigils i
and is voting for mitt romney. >> i think that is the central question in this election. what is the size, the role, and the scope of government and what is its cost? >> both candidates will be locking for more supporters right up to election day. susan, cbs news, columbus, ohio. >> and by the way, ohio voters have accurately picked the winning presidential candidate in the last 12 elections. derek. >>> coming up, sky dive aboarded. find out why an extreme athlete cancels that effort and he does it at the last second. >>> we are tracking another cold front. we'll tell you what that means for your morning commute and the nats game tomorrow afternoon. >>> and i'm scott broom live in montgomery county. investigating the tragic death of a mentally ill man after he was hit by police pepper spray and why neighbors are asking questions about the group home where he lived. >>> that man who died after being pepper sprayed by police in montgomery county yesterday, turns out he was a mentally ill resident of a group home. >> tonight, neighbors of the group home say the tragic incident is just the
that reinfors one of the main underlying story lines for both candidate. for joe biden does he reinforce this idea that the white house is tired and out of ideas. that's what the romney campaign has been pushing. does ryan underline that the ticket is basically hiding their true beliefs and true numbers. if either one of those does that it carries on the story line. otherwise it's fodder for a couple of days and disappears. >> john, there's a generation gap between the vice president and the congressman. how do you think that will affect the tone of the debate if at all? >> reporter: well, it will be an interesting thing to watch. you can affect it in terms of tone. remember when geraldine ferraro debated bush and snapped back at him on foreign policy. there could be a situation where joe biden can look a little, you know, look sonny and that would end up being a gap. other than that younger voters are with president obama so not a big electoral impact. >> if you go inside our cbs "new york times" poll we see that myrle has a lead in three battleground states over president obama on the
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